Turn off Safari page swipe?

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How do I turn off the safari page swipe? I keep doing it by mistake and sometimes can't get it back. I couldn't find a way to do this. Thanks!


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I don't think there is a way to disable it. It's one of my favorite iOS 7 features. I've never done it accidentally. It's a pretty long swipe, so I'm surprised you're mistakingly doing it.
 

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While I do like the feature, I do accidentally more times than I care for. More so on iPad. I would disable it if possible.


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While I do like the feature, I do accidentally more times than I care for. More so on iPad. I would disable it if possible.


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Really? I never accidentally invoke it. I do, however, often invoke the Control Center when trying to scroll up a page quickly.
 

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You have to swipe at least 3/4 the length of the screen in left-right or right-left direction. How are you guys accidentally doing that?
 

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Even if one does swipe accidentally, it should still be in "history". I too don't see how one can accidentally swipe one off, unless they do the wrong one.


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It happens to me all the time and I don't even use that feature.

Could be my large hands or quick swipes but it does happen and gets annoying.

I wish it had an on/off toggle for sure.


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This is a nice feature.

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After searching and searching I found you can type
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defaults write com.apple.Safari AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE
in the terminal and restart Safari.
 

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After searching and searching I found you can type
Code:
defaults write com.apple.Safari AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE
in the terminal and restart Safari.
That worked on your iPad/iPhone? It looks like code for Safari on a Mac.
 
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Doh, sorry it is for Mac. I was just so excited to find a solution I wanted to share it; I guess I didn't read this thread properly before commenting.
 

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After searching and searching I found you can type
Code:
defaults write com.apple.Safari AppleEnableSwipeNavigateWithScrolls -bool FALSE
in the terminal and restart Safari.
Oh, if only we had a Terminal in iOS. The things we could do! =)

Probably put jailbreaking out of businesss (assuming Apple provided as many tweaks via defaults write commands as it does in OS X)...
 

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Oh, if only we had a Terminal in iOS. The things we could do! =)

Probably put jailbreaking out of businesss (assuming Apple provided as many tweaks via defaults write commands as it does in OS X)...
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*drool*

Still not gonna jailbreak even on my rapidly aging, bulging 5s. Heh :)
Oh yeah. Have you had Apple check it out yet? I'm sure they'll replace it for free.
 

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Oh yeah. Have you had Apple check it out yet? I'm sure they'll replace it for free.
Not yet. Don't own my own wheels—since circa 2007. Dependent on my dad for transportation, sadly.

Additionally, not even sure if it's worth it. My iPhone 5 was in worse shape (same exact problem—the unexplainable curvature) and gazelle gave me the exact cash they offered in the initial estimate (enough to get the 32GB iPhone 5s with only $20 out-of-pocket). But, I do realize that I may not have the same luck this year if a different Gazelle employee checks out my iPhone 5s.

I will go to the Apple store. It's win-win.
 

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You have to swipe at least 3/4 the length of the screen in left-right or right-left direction. How are you guys accidentally doing that?
Do it accidentally all the time and I hate it. The main time I do it is when I'm reading a page with the phone in portrait. My eyes aren't the best, so I enlarge the page and them swipe left/right as I'm reading. Sure enough. Whenever I do that, I end up going back a page. It's frustrating as hell.

I've never jail broken a phone yet, my 5s is my 4th iPhone, but I am considering doing it now.

Yeah, I can get back to the same page, but them I have to find the spot where my phone did something that I didn't want it to do, zoom back in again, and continue. It gets even better when it happens a second time.


This NEEDS to be able to toggle it.
 

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Do it accidentally all the time and I hate it. The main time I do it is when I'm reading a page with the phone in portrait. My eyes aren't the best, so I enlarge the page and them swipe left/right as I'm reading. Sure enough. Whenever I do that, I end up going back a page. It's frustrating as hell.

I've never jail broken a phone yet, my 5s is my 4th iPhone, but I am considering doing it now.

Yeah, I can get back to the same page, but them I have to find the spot where my phone did something that I didn't want it to do, zoom back in again, and continue. It gets even better when it happens a second time.


This NEEDS to be able to toggle it.
My eyes are not too good either, and I zoom and swipe when I can. Many pages in Safari won't zoom using the finger pinch. But I have never had a problem as you describe, and don't see how you do it. I'm not disputing you, I just don't see how it happens to you and not me. :)